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Smilely faces for upvotes,downvotes and others?

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Support' started by badbob, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. badbob

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    I think it would be cool. I think here is the only site that does not have it yet.
     
  2. Horkn

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    We've brought this up over the years. This site would need a full overhaul too so that, and then do we really want things like downvotes? I don't think so. That's not what this site is founded on.
     
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  3. badbob

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    A down vote would let someone know they probably said something stupid, whereas now you have to post a reply, then get accused of attacking someone. It is much more subtle.
     
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    I see your point, but I'll stick to mine.;)
     
  5. Camber

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    No need to be subtle if you use a little tact and be respectful.
     
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  7. Eggshooterist

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    Meh. The way it is works for me.
     
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    We'll see what the future brings and if the new format has those or not. But I agree it's less confrontational nudge, except people abuse the thumbs up/down etc. on other forums too. We'll see. There just BETTER be a heart emojie on the next one lol (Horkn & savemoney ) lol
     
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    Doesn’t that already happen when an unpopular comment doesn’t get any likes?:whistle: I agree with Tom I think downvotes on this site are a bad idea.
     
  10. Eggshooterist

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    Im ok with elimination of any like / dislike system.
     
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    Good point!
     
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    I really appreciate how well this site works and how well it’s supported by moderators. That said, I’d love a variety of reactions instead of just “like”. Heart, laughing, +1, and maybe one that shows an open-mouth not-positive response (could be perceived as downvote but also maybe just surprise). NextDoor uses this and it works well. I understand that this would take an overhaul—maybe site mods could ask for a raise? :rofl: :lol:

    I agree that downvotes would be too harsh for this site.

    Anyway, thanks to the mods for their work.
     
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    +1
    Or X2

    :jaw:
    :rolleyes:
    :bug:
    :hair:
    :loco: :crazy:
    :picard:
    :headbang:
    :heidi:
    :tip:
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    These are some of the available emoji’s that probably cover all requested or stated wants/expressions. Many times folks just don’t use them. Maybe it takes too much time? Maybe some people think emoji’s are childish? I don’t know, but they communicate a lot w/out typing the words. Consequently, if one hovers over any emoji on PC (not sure how to on a phone/tablet or iPad) the keyboard shortcut and “name/meaning” of that emoji is displayed…
    :handshake:
    :salute:
     
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    In my opinion, if everyone replied and inserted an emoji then the thread gets too long. I’m referring to expanding the Like button to offer 2-3 more options. Lots of social sites do this…LinkedIn is another one that comes to mind.
     
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    Yep, totally makes sense. :salute:

    But then again, the way some folks post on here at all times of day and with more than 10+ pics attached per post or a whole screen of text… the length of a thread almost becomes superfluous.
    But I do understand your point, if nothing more than the convenience of “one click” participation.
    :handshake:

    :)
     
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    ;)
     
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    I want the poop emoji.
    Hard to talk about Husky saws without it.

    OK....OK just kidding guys.:rofl: :lol:
     
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    I bet we can get Eric VW to post from the pooper any minute now...:whistle:
    Wash your hands E :D
     
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    I for one see no need for a like or dislike option at all. We are all adults here. I don't think anyone needs their ego propped up from a like on a post. I also believe that if someones post is off-putting to others they will just say so. I do participate in the liking a post ordeal here only because it's part of the social norm but I definitely wouldn't miss it. I find the whole idea kinda silly. Not the OPs idea, the whole like / dislike features forums use.
     
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